Art For All
– Art Classes in Meanwood, Leeds –
– No restrictive syllabus –
– exciting techniques and projects-
My annual 30 week teaching program is now completed, with effect from Tuesday 20th June 2023.
It is my intention to start a new 30 week academic year, on Tuesday 03rd October and Wednesday 04th October 2023. This will be run as the previous format of 3 x 10 weeks blocks, and will include agreed holiday breaks which will comply with local school/college holidays.
Hopefully there will still be places available to welcome new students who are interested in joining, and I am still accepting inquiries from Art Clubs and Societies about Demonstrations/Workshops in the surrounding areas of Yorkshire.
With regard to the number of student places available in each class, this will depend on the management of the premises I use.
Hand sanitizers and antibacterial spray/wipes will still be provided, to protect the more vulnerable members of our groups.
Please contact by telephone on 0113 2299588 / 07939504813 or by email at email@example.com.
A Brief Biography
This led to me becoming a full-time professional artist in a design studio, and for many very happy years I was a Graphic Designer and In-house Illustrator for the “W.P.M.” Company ( Wallpaper Manufacturers) comprising of Crown, Sandersons and Shand Kidd, designing Wallpaper in their Leeds studio. I eventually specialised in designs for children, including “The First Moon Landing; Grand Prix Formula 1 Motor Racing; Basil Brush and several of the children’s TV animations, plus many others.
In the 1980’s I was invited to teach for Leeds Adult Education, and so I decided to return to education myself and get my teaching qualifications, and did the “Cert. Ed.” qualification at Leeds University.
I began working for Park Lane College in 1991, initially as an Arts and Crafts tutor, but then together with a small team of colleagues, we developed the Adult Education Art Programmes for the college. They offered me a full-time lecturing position in Art and Design, which I accepted, and I taught several different qualification levels at Park Lane College venues around the city for many years.
When I retired in 2006, a few of my college students asked if I would be doing any private tuition, (as they wanted to continue but didn’t want to take any more qualifications). I had not thought of it until then, but an opportunity arose to rent suitable premises in Meanwood, and so I agreed to give it a try. I called it “Art for All” (at a student’s suggestion). The college jungle drums had been busy, and I found myself with just over seventy private students to look after. (Rather daunting at first).
I now see about fifty people per week in four classes and as we have no restrictive syllabus to adhere to, we can explore (besides just drawing and painting), all kinds of other interesting techniques and projects which we plan together. I do love working with them in this way, and I hope they enjoy it as much as I do.
I am also a “Professional Teaching Associate” of the Society for all Artists (SAA), and in the past decade have had increasing numbers of requests to do workshops and demonstrations for Art clubs and Associations. Happily for me, I have discovered that this is also something that I really enjoy doing.